Microsoft Releases DVD Player App for Windows 10

Hey, remember how Microsoft said that we would need a third party app to play DVDs when Windows 10 first comes out? If you recall, they said that a DVD Player app would be coming later.

As it turns out, they only meant a few hours later. Hopefully, you didn’t have too much trouble installing Windows 10, installing VLC, and then watching your morning movies on optical discs.

You can grab the new DVD Player app through Windows Update. Not watching too many DVDs at 10 AM? Don’t worry, it will install automatically.

There is, however, a catch. The only way you’ll be able to grab the new DVD Player app is if you are coming from a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1  installation that included Media Center. It will be available from the Store “for purchase”. It’s not there yet, so I can’t tell you the price.

Q: What if I already upgraded to the Windows 10 Insider Preview from an eligible Windows 7 or Windows 8 edition before the final version of Windows 10 was released?

A: The free Windows DVD Player app is tied to your Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation. To get the free app, you’ll have to use your installation media to re-install Windows 7 or Windows 8 + Media Center, and then upgrade to Windows 10.

Q: Can I get the app if I don’t have one of the Windows editions eligible for the free app?

A: Yes, the Windows DVD Player app will be available for purchase in the Store. There are also many other popular DVD player apps already available on the web that will continue to work on Windows 10.

Source: WMPowerUser

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